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Without the introduction of prohibition, human choice would have lain dormant and faith, having no opportunity to work, would have been dead. The fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was the item of prohibition. But if you look at what the temptation was you will see that ingesting fruit is not what ruined mankind: Gen. 3:5 "For God ...


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You've missed exactly what Adam and Eve missed - the tree of Life. There it was in the midst of the garden. And there it was - the Word of Life - 'the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it.' It isn't food. You can't digest it. Partake of it and you will die. But another (created) spirit drew near. (For they had not taken of the ...


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Most Christians would say that Adam and Eve's sin wasn't about eating fruit, but rebelling against God, their rightful and loving ruler. Sin can't be quantified in general, but especially not rebellion against God. What's the "fitting" punishment for rebels? Expulsion from the land of the ruler you rebelled against doesn't sound too unfitting. And they were ...


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Let's untangle this conundrum. First, according to Genesis, Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden on Earth. It says that God in some form walked in the garden and talked with Adam and Eve. People disagree about where Heaven is and how to define it. One definition is that Heaven is being in the presence of God. That would mean that when God walked among ...


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